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Motivational Monday: App Developer

We caught up with former bursary student and Oxford graduate Nadia Odunayo, who has founded a book recommendations app and website. Nadia (class of 2010) credits her time at school for sparking her love of literature and giving her the confidence to set up her own business. “I’ve always loved books and reading but the […]

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Motivational Monday: STEM Ambassador

At the start of British Science Week, alumna Eve Townsend talks about her role as a STEM ambassador and the commercial potential of her final year research project. The Physics graduate, who left South Hampstead in 2016, explains her passion for Science: “Science acts as a lens through which we view the world and Physics […]

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Motivational Monday: lockdown tips

Alumna, author and journalist Jenny Kleeman shares her tips for staying motivated during the pandemic. Reflecting on the past 12 months, the former South Hampstead pupil and Times Radio presenter commented: “The pandemic has had a massive effect on my career as a reporter.  I cover foreign affairs and normally do a lot of travelling. […]

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Motivational Monday: Child Psychologist

Our latest Motivational Monday is with Professor Abi Gewirtz, who recently spoke to parents as part of the GDST Talks series. Abi left South Hampstead in 1983 and went to on study Psychology at UCL then Tel Aviv University, before her PhD at Columbia University, New York. She has lived in America for over 30 […]

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Motivational Monday: MBA student

Our latest Motivational Monday is with Ziba Sarikhani (class of 2007) who recently returned to South Hampstead (virtually) to speak to students seeking to study Economics at Oxbridge.  Ziba has worked in corporate finance and for her family businesses. She is currently studying for an MBA at the London Business School. While at South Hampstead, […]

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Motivational Monday: inspiring vets

Our latest Motivational Monday is with Dr Jilli Crosby (class of 2012) who qualified as a vet in 2017 and has been helping our Upper Sixth students prepare for veterinary school interviews. Jilli has discovered a passion for teaching and over the summer holidays, she gave taster courses on veterinary science to Sixth Formers as […]

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Motivational Monday: Biology to food innovation

Our latest Motivational Monday is with Olivia Abrahmsohn (class of 2006) who has worked as a food product developer for the last eight years. Last week we welcomed back another alumna to speak to students about her career. While at South Hampstead, Olivia always enjoyed Biology and Art. “I had the best teacher, Ms Spawls*. […]

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Motivational Monday: asset management and long distance rowing

Our latest Motivational Monday is with alumna Jessica Shuman (class of 2008) who works in asset management.  In her spare time, she is a long distance rower and is currently training to row across the Pacific Ocean. Jessica describes her job as being halfway between a Quantitative Analyst and a Client Director.  “I really enjoy […]

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Motivational Monday: Experimental Psychologist turned Medic

Our latest Motivational Monday is with medical student Natalia Abramovich, now in her first year of medical school, despite not gaining a place first time around. This is Natalia’s second degree, having achieved first class honours in Experimental Psychology from Bristol University in 2018. While at South Hampstead, Natalia studied for A Levels in Biology, […]

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Motivational Monday: Entrepreneur in business and fashion

Our latest Motivational Monday is with alumna Malvika Kapoor, CEO of a Nigerian-based food manufacturing and distribution company. She also runs, designs and produces for her small fashion line. Malvika left South Hampstead in 2005 with A Levels in D.T., Economics, English and Biology.  She went on to study Urban Planning, Design and Technology at […]

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